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Strangers and neighbors : multiculturalism, conflict, and community in America

Author: Andrea M Voyer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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The city of Lewiston, Maine, has struggled since its mills began closing in the 1950s. Historically recognized for its large French-speaking population descended from the Canadians who staffed the city's mills, in the new millennium Lewiston acquired a new identity as "Maine's Mogadishu". Beginning in 2001, substantial Somali immigrant settlement gave Lewiston the largest per capita Somali population in the United  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea M Voyer
ISBN: 9781107039933 1107039932 9781107676800 1107676800
OCLC Number: 827528834
Awards: Shortlisted for American Political Science Association Migration and Citizenship Section Best Book Award 2014.
Description: xiii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: strangers in a strange land; 1. Ellis Island South and Maine's Mogadishu; 2. The meaning of Somali settlement and the boundaries of belonging; 3. Being the inclusive community; 4. Disciplined to diversity; 5. Familiar strangers; Conclusion: cultural scaffolding.
Responsibility: Andrea M. Voyer, Pace University.

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Andrea M. Voyer shares five years of observations in the city of Lewiston and reveals the promise and challenges of multicultural community.  Read more...

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